Paloma Faith launches #GirlsGetEqual – world’s biggest girl-led campaign for gender equality

On the eve of International Day of the Girl, music powerhouse Paloma Faith is joining youth activists – and a host of global celebrities and brands – to launch Girls Get Equal: the world’s biggest girl-led action for gender equality. The British singer, songwriter and actress lent her voice to the new campaign in a special performance at Global Girls’ Summit – Girls Get Equal Live event held in the European capital of Brussels on 10 October in solidarity with girls across the world. Queen Mathilde of Belgium, poet, artist…

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BMO and Plan International Bring Young Women Leaders into the Boardroom Ahead Of International Day of the Girl

BMO Financial Group today announced its participation in the International Day of the Girl initiative led by Plan International, as part of BMO’s ongoing commitment to fostering female leaders of tomorrow. Starting tomorrow and leading up to the International Day of the Girl on October 11, BMO executives, including BMO CEO Darryl White, will mentor young women for a day. Participating executives are matched with a girl ambassador from Plan International, between the ages of 14-24 years. Coming out of their day with BMO’s leadership, the girl ambassadors will have…

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Plan International Finland launches Sheboard Initiative and App

Child rights organization Plan International Finland launches its latest initiative with an app called Sheboard to challenge the way we talk to and about girls.  Developed with support from Samsung Electronics Nordic, Sheboard was launched with ‘Raised by Words’ videos and a website created by hasan & partners. Aimed at young and adolescent girls who spend a lot of time texting friends, as well as parents and older siblings that text their children on a regular basis, Sheboard uses predictive text technology to raise awareness of the impact of gender-typical…

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